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This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.

Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Details:
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. Space is limited to 18 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the pr...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Preschool Storytime: Colors

10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room- Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Details:
  Join us for a fun-filled morning of stories, songs, kindergarten readiness skills, and craft activities! Recommended for ages 3-5.   Preschool Storytime is moving to a ticket-based system on a first come, first serve basis...

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Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy a special uninterrupted playtime with your child in our FREE Partners in Play® (PIP) groups. Meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how play and learning go hand-in-hand. Space is limited...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.

Partners in Play®

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy a special uninterrupted playtime with your child in our FREE Partners in Play® (PIP) groups. Meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how play and learning go hand-in-hand. Space is limited...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Quirky Knitters

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational
Details:
Bring your projects, patterns, and questions to Elsie Quirk Library and join the Quirky Knitters for an afternoon of knitting and crochet.  All skill levels welcome.  Registration is not required, so come on in to knit and chat! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Details:
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them. Get expert advice on your landscaping needs. The University of Florida / Institute of Food and Agricultural Serv...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Room

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational, Games, Movies
Details:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, play games, and more. ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Veranda Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational
Details:
LAST Stop is a drop-in program designed for teens in 6th through 12th grade to participate in fun activities, talk with friends, have snacks, and play games. The program is open to any teen who agrees to follow the Teen Room Code of Conduct. After fi...

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Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Games, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Details:
Play the classic role-playing game with a new group of players/adventurers. Overcome obstacles, defeat monsters, and discover long forgotten treasures. Dungeons & Dragons has helped hone critical and creative thinking for over...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Life after Downton Abbey

10:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Movies
Details:
Enjoy a cup of tea while discussing British movies and television series with a very welcoming group!     ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Room

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational, Games, Movies
Details:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, play games, and more. ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Veranda Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational
Details:
LAST Stop is a drop-in program designed for teens in 6th through 12th grade to participate in fun activities, talk with friends, have snacks, and play games. The program is open to any teen who agrees to follow the Teen Room Code of Conduct. After fi...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Drive-In Movie Night

7:30pm - 10:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Movies
Details:
Experience the feeling of a drive-in movie out in the parking lot at Elsie Quirk Library.  Come and enjoy a feature-length movie on our outdoor screen while listening through your car radio!  Bring your own snacks and beverages.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room- Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Details:
Are you a birder or nature enthusiast, or do you want to be one? Come to our meet-up at the Shannon Staub Library Pond! Novices and experts are welcome. Barbara Lockhart will help identify birds and native plants, and teach you how to slow down and o...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Story Trail

10:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Garden - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Storytimes
Details:
Stroll through our Reading Garden with your little one as YOU become the storyteller. Enjoy a different book the first Saturday of every month! In case of rain, Story Trail will be set up in the Kids' Zone. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Details:
We plan to have several activities to celebrate the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope! Please plan to arrive between 11 a.m. and noon for the best chance of completing most of the activities! Some activities may be offered as a tak...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Gulf Gate Chess Club

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Details:
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers.  All skill levels are welcome. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

LEGO Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Details:
Build with us at Selby Library! Each family will get a curated set of LEGO bricks and other pieces to build with at their own socially-distanced table. Projects may be featured in the I SPY display case for next month. Masks are suggested, but ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Details:
Just Move with Daisy in-person option has temporarily been suspended. We hope to see you virtually through Zoom! To attend virtually and receive the Zoom information please register here.          Just Mov...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Just Move with Daisy (Zoom)

10:00am - 10:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 36
Details:
Just Move is exercise in disguise! It is a 35-45 minute high-energy, fun, joyful, and friendly virtual fitness class for anyone who wants to exercise sitting down-in a chair. Be prepared to sweat, laugh, and leave with a smile on your face! These ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy a special uninterrupted playtime with your child in our FREE Partners in Play® (PIP) groups. Meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how play and learning go hand-in-hand. Space is limited...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Lectures, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Details:
Through the use of photographs, historical information, poetry, and famous quotes, Boldenow captures Florida’s diminishing wilderness both visually and literally. Kevin Boldenow’s life-long passion for photography began the moment he picked up his...